REVISED BEAN PERFORMANCE EQUATION FOR EAST BAGHDAD OIL WELLS.

H. H. Al-Attar, G. H. Abdul-Majeed

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Abstract

A comparison of the existing correlations for the determination of multiphase fluid-flow performance through a wellhead choke is made. The comparison is based on statistical analysis with production data from 155 well tests, 20 of which are from the East Baghdad oil field. The comparison indicates the relative strengths and weaknesses of each correlation and should aid in the selection of a satisfactory correlation for different applications. No one method is found to be most accurate in all ranges of flow variables. The best overall comparison, however, is obtained with the Gilbert correlation that predicted measured production rates within an average error of 6. 19%. This correlation is then revised in two forms to fit the observed data from the East Baghdad oil wells best.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-131
Number of pages5
JournalSPE Production Engineering
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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